Archive for the ‘Illinois’ Category

Supports & Interventions in Illinois Schools: Participation, Preparation, and What Comes Next
12/13/2016

Supports & Interventions in Illinois Schools: Participation, Preparation, and What Comes Next

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has embraced both the requirement under ESSA and the spirit of intent that meaningful engagement with a range of stakeholders throughout the processes of policy planning and implementation is essential to ensure the best possible state level planning learn more >

Illinois ESSA State Plan Draft #2 – Reader’s Guide
12/06/2016

Illinois ESSA State Plan Draft #2 – Reader’s Guide

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released its second ESSA State Plan draft on November 22, 2016. ISBE and Partners for jointly developed a second Reader’s Guide to accompany the draft plan #2.

As part of ISBE’s efforts to gather feedback learn more >

Illinois ESSA State Plan Draft #1 – Reader’s Guide
11/01/2016

Illinois ESSA State Plan Draft #1 – Reader’s Guide

On August 25th, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) posted their ESSA State Plan Draft #1 for public comment. On September 1st, Partners for released a Reader’s Guide for the ISBE ESSA State Plan Draft #1. The Reader’s Guide is designed to assist ISBE learn more >

Strengthening Stakeholder Engagement in Illinois: Recommendations for ISBE’s ESSA State Plan Development
10/07/2016

Strengthening Stakeholder Engagement in Illinois: Recommendations for ISBE’s ESSA State Plan Development

In an effort to support the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to strengthen their stakeholder engagement efforts around the ESSA State Plan, Partners for submitted formal comment to their open invitation for feedback on their ESSA state plan first draft in October 2016.

Read our Recommendations learn more >

Leveraging ESSA: Policy Opportunities for English Learners in Illinois
09/07/2016

Leveraging ESSA: Policy Opportunities for English Learners in Illinois

Leveraging ESSA: Policy Opportunities for English Learners in Illinois

The passage of the ESSA includes important accountability provisions regarding English learners (ELs) that further emphasize that the educational experience of and goals for EL students are not an isolated set of challenges. Rather, the ways learn more >

WEBINAR – ESSA: Implications for Illinois and Equity
06/14/2016

WEBINAR – ESSA: Implications for Illinois and Equity

Held on June 14, 2016, this live panel webinar included a presentation by Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent Tony Smith on stakeholder engagement and ESSA implementation, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. learn more >

ESSA: Implications for Equity
06/01/2016

ESSA: Implications for Equity

In an effort to understand the implications of ESSA in our Anchor States, Partners for developed a series of reports summarizing expectations and opportunities under ESSA and their implications in the Pre-ESSA landscape in each state.

California
Colorado
Georgia
Illinois
Mississippi
New Jersey
Ohio